Monday, 19 October 2020

Jack Snipe continue to be flushed by spring tides

After a wet start, mainly a dry day with freshening SE wind.

This is Craig's excellent picture of yesterday's Siberian Chiffchaff on Heysham Nature Reserve.
The bird was also confirmed by its distinctive call.
No sign of it today, a male Reed Bunting was the top bird!

Middleton Nature Reserve 
Mute - the aggressive male has returned to the "no swimming" pond. No sign of the other adult and cygnet. The female with 3 cygnets are still on the main pond.
Gadwall 2
Mallard 4
Shoveller 1
Little Grebe 1
Water Rail 2
Cetti's warbler 3 singing (No swimming pond, plus central and western marshes)
Chiffchaff 1 seen with Long-tailed Tit flock
Grey Wagtail 1 south
Redwing at least 14 grounded 
1 Migrant Hawker seen In a brief period of weak sunshine

Ocean Edge area - report and pictures from David Talbot 
Flushed from saltmarsh by the rising tide
Common Snipe 1
Jack Snipe - flushed very late
Jack Snipe

Rock Pipit

Long-tailed Tit